Happiest New Year..
I am slowly getting back to my studio..
and working on a couple of
and speaking of deadlines...
I met this one a while back
and will be sharing the art with you when it returns...
I hope you will pick up a copy of
My work and article are featured
in the January issue..
|Naturalists' Notebook article and technique, featured in Jan/Feb. issue of Somerset Studio|
and I have used my holiday break wisely..
thinking and chewing
on the possibilities of the
and what I want to do and create
and most of the changes for me...
dear viewers and readers..
- While I love creating videos for you all, and I adore being able to offer you techniques and projects as a gift from me to you and to use for your own personal enjoyment, I have to admit that they take a lot of time, energy, and money.. so I will be producing fewer Vlog posts on YouTube, but I hope they will be even better. 31 videos was a lot and I thought I would try to film around 24 this year.
- While I know many of you have asked for classes and I have chewed on the idea, endlessly, I have decided NOT TO TEACH. I have been an instructor for most of my adult life, from a training co-ordinator in retail and as an artist, I have taught everything from bow-making to life drawing and mixed media, and while I love sharing what I know, I love CREATING even more, and I want to spend more time in my studio, "Just making cool stuff" to quote a dear friend.
- I know that blogs are considered dead, and many people just don't take the time to read, but I am recommitting to my blog, "beautiful old dinosaur" that she is.. and I will be taking more time to share about the things that give me fits in the studio.. what works and what doesn't.. while trying not to moan on endlessly about it all and perhaps I can put into words what I am really trying to convey as I work. I used to look for something finished or accomplished to share and now I am going to just share where I am... if it is boring, let me know!
A new year always brings change..
and as we know, it is the only constant in our lives..
so embracing change is the only way to stay sane..
like a willow bending in the wind..
I intend to bend to the pull of my creative direction..
and follow my muse where she
In the studio, besides my deadlines, I am working on
my art Journal and I am trying to decide what to do with the cover..
I want to have that finished for my year end reveal..
so if I finish that, you will see it ALL ..
and if not, you will see December pages
My first video will be on my 2016-2017
and I will share techniques and what was happening in my life
to inspire the pages for each month..
I send you all my kindest
New Year wishes..
may it be a good one,
without any tears..